2nd Cavalry Division(Chinese: 骑兵第2师)(3rd formation) was formed in October 1962 from 4th and 5th Cavalry Regiment from 1st Cavalry Division, and 6th and 7th Independent Cavalry Regiment of Lanzhou Military Region.
|2nd Cavalry Division (1962–69)|
20th Army Division (1969–83)
1st Garrison Division of Lanzhou Military Region (1983–85)
|Active||1962.10 - 1985.9|
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Branch||People's Liberation Army Ground Force|
|Role||Cavalry, Infantry, Garrison|
|Part of||Lanzhou Military Region|
The division was under direct control of Lanzhou Military Region. From 1962 to 1969 the division was composed of:
- 4th Cavalry Regiment;
- 5th Cavalry Regiment;
- 6th Cavalry Regiment;
- 7th Cavalry Regiment.
In October 1969 7th Cavalry Regiment was detached from the division, and 2nd Independent Infantry Regiment of Gansu Provincial Military District attached, and the division was re-organized to an army division, catalogue A and renamed as 20th Army Division(Chinese: 陆军第20师), and its structure was re-organized as follows:
- 58th Infantry Regiment (former 2nd Independent Infantry Regiment of Gansu);
- 59th Infantry Regiment (former 4th Cavalry);
- 60th Infantry Regiment (former 5th Cavalry);
- Artillery Regiment(former 6th Cavalry).
In January 1983 the division was re-organized and renamed as 1st Garrison Division of Lanzhou Military Region(Chinese: 兰州军区守备第1师)(2nd formation). By then the division was composed of:
- 1st Garrison Regiment (former 58th Infantry);
- 2nd Garrison Regiment (former 59th Infantry);
- 3rd Garrison Regiment (former 60th Infantry);
- Artillery Regiment.
In October 1985 the division was disbanded. Its division HQ were converted to HQ Tank Brigade, 47th Army.
- 陆军第20师的诞生与消失, http://bbs.junzhuan.com/thread-2393236-1-1.html